State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said these quarantine centres, the firsts outside Johor Bahru and Kulai, were opened yesterday.
He said the number of Malaysians entering through the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB) land entry points had increased to over 800 daily since Wednesday from 300 previously.
“The influx of people returning at the same time has made the waiting time longer, as the agencies involved (Johor Immigration and Health Ministry personnel) have to conduct health screenings and handle quarantine centre placements,” he said in a statement here today.
Vidyananthan said as of 10 pm yesterday, 5,816 people had been quarantined at 46 quarantine stations throughout the state.
Of the total, 5,732 are members of the public including those who returned from Singapore, 65 are students who came back from overseas and 19 are from the tabligh group, he said.